Adult Programs

Adult classes and programs include conversations, lectures, gallery talks, tours, music, and film, as well as courses that explore the Museum's Collection and writing and studio workshops. Find connections, see another perspective, and get inspired with artists, writers, curators, and other fascinating people.

Events

MAM After Dark

This monthly art happening offers a not-to-be-missed feature program, after-hours access to the galleries, music, food, cash bar, and more. Enjoy as you mingle with friends old and new.

See all upcoming MAM After Dark events.

Gallery Night & Day

Presented by the East Town and Historic Third Ward Associations, the 20-year-old Gallery Night & Day is a two-day opportunity to gallery hop for both the experienced artist and most beginning admirer. The quarterly event has 64 venues throughout the downtown area including the Museum.

Lectures, Talks, and Tours

Lectures

The Museum regularly hosts world-renowned speakers to address topics in conjunction with the feature exhibition, works in the Museum’s Collection, or topics of interest in the art world at large. Lectures are held in Lubar Auditorium; seating is first come, first served.

Gallery Talks

Join curators, educators, and guest experts for a talk in the Museum’s galleries on a variety of topics related to the works of art on view. Each week, a different speaker guides you through one of the exhibitions or focuses on a specific work or theme in the Museum’s Collection Galleries.

Express Talks

A briefer version of our traditional gallery talks, express talks provide a thirty-minute introduction to the feature exhibition.

Slow Art Saturdays

Discover new delights and uncover mysteries in a single painting through slow looking and facilitated discussion with fellow art enthusiasts.

Drop-In Tours

Every weekend, Museum docents give one-hour tours of the building and the Collection Galleries.

Book Salons

Join other book enthusiasts for lively moderated discussions at the Milwaukee Art Museum! Each session we will discuss the month’s book selection, then view a related work of art in the galleries.

See all upcoming lectures, talks, and tours.

Film + Music

The Museum features evening screenings that relate to the exhibitions on view or address topics of interest in the art world at large, when appropriate. In addition, a variety of informative videos on the Museum, its Collection, and the exhibitions are screened Thursday–Sunday, 1–4 p.m., in Lubar Auditorium. Showtimes vary; check the current listing outside the auditorium for more information.

The Museum often hosts area choirs and instrumentalists, ensembles and groups, within Windhover Hall around the holidays, and in conjunction with many of its popular events (e.g., Art in Bloom, Lakefront Festival of Arts, MAM After Dark).

See all upcoming films and music.

Classes

Expand your experience of the works in the Collection galleries through a variety of gallery-based classes. Bring art history to life with dynamic art appreciation and studio classes. Our artists and educators are ready to equip you with the techniques used to create some of your favorite works of art—all while inspiring you to develop your own artistic style. There’s something to engage all ages and interests. Registration is required.

See all current class offerings.